Catalysis in Biomass Conversion

Catalysis in Biomass Conversion

1st Edition - April 15, 2021

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  • Editors: Rudi van Eldik, Peter Ford
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323850582
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323853385

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Catalysis in Biomass Conversion, Volume 77 in the Advances in Inorganic Chemistry series, presents timely and informative summaries on current progress in a variety of subject areas. This acclaimed serial features reviews written by experts in the field, serving as an indispensable reference to advanced researchers that empowers readers to pursue new developments in each field. Users will find this to be a comprehensive overview of recent findings and trends from the last decade that covers various kinds of inorganic topics, from theoretical oriented supramolecular chemistry, to the quest for accurate calculations of spin states in transition metals.

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  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Advances in Inorganic Chemistry series


Chemists interested in classical inorganic chemistry, computational chemists interested in the application of their methods to various kinds of applied inorganic chemistry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Transition Metal-Based Catalysts for the Conversion of Levulinic Acid to Gamma-Valerolactone

    István T. Horváth and László T. Mika.

    2. Biomass valorization: catalytic approaches using benign-by-design nanomaterials

    Daily Rodríguez-Padrón, Alina M. Balu, Antonio A. Romero and Rafael Luque

    3. The thousand faces of Cu-doped porous mixed oxides (Cu-PMO) in the conversion of renewable resources and beyond

    Mario De bruyn, Zhuohua Sun and Katalin Barta

    4. Sequential Oxidation-Depolymerization Strategies for Lignin Conversion to Low Molecular Weight Aromatic Chemicals

    Yanbin Cui, Shannon L. Goes and Shannon S. Stahl

    5. Lignin Extraction and Valorization using Heterogeneous Transition Metal Catalysts

    Baoyuan Liu and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar

    6. Catalytic cleavage of lignin C–O and C–C bonds

    Chaofeng Zhang and Feng Wang

    7. Design of task-specific nickel phosphides for the sustainable manufacture of advanced biofuels from waste lignocellulosic biomass

    Michael Dierks. Zhenweng Cao and Roberto Rinaldi

    8. The RCF Biorefinery: Building on a Chemical Platform from Lignin

    Wouter Arts, Dieter Ruijten, Korneel Van Aelst, Laura Trullemans and Bert Sels

    9. Enhancing Product Selectivity in Biomass and Bioalcohol Reactions over Cu-doped Porous Metal Oxides

    Jacob A. Barrett

    10. Heterogeneous catalytic ethanol transformation into chemicals: some Brazilian contributions

    Gustavo Metzker, Jorge Andrés Mora Vargas and Mauricio Boscolo

Product details

  • No. of pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: April 15, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323850582
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323853385

About the Serial Volume Editors

Rudi van Eldik

Rudi van Eldik

Rudi van Eldik was born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 1945 and grew up in Johannesburg (South Africa). He received his chemistry education and DSc degree at the former Potchefstroom University (SA), followed by post-doctoral work at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA) and the University of Frankfurt (Germany). After completing his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt in 1982, he was appointed as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Private University of Witten/Herdecke in 1987. In 1994 he became Professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, from where he retired in 2010. At present he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and Visiting Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the N. Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

His research interests cover the elucidation of inorganic and bioinorganic reaction mechanisms, with special emphasis on the application of high pressure thermodynamic and kinetic techniques. In recent years his research team also focused on the application of low-temperature rapid-scan techniques to identify and study reactive intermediates in catalytic cycles, and on mechanistic studies in ionic liquids. He is Editor of the series Advances in Inorganic Chemistry since 2003. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several chemistry journals. He is the author of over 880 research papers and review articles in international journals and supervised 80 PhD students. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the former Potchefstroom University, SA (1997), Kragujevac University, Serbia (2006), Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2010), University of Pretoria, SA (2010), and Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia (2012). He has developed a promotion activity for chemistry and related experimental sciences in the form of chemistry edutainment presentations during the period 1995-2010. In 2009 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’) by the Federal President of Germany, and the Inorganic Mechanisms Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (London).

His hobbies include music, hiking, jogging, cycling and motor-biking. He is the father of two and grandfather of four children.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany; Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

Peter Ford

Peter C. Ford is at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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